The Ethical Consultant Workshop and Retreat
First developed for and implemented at a nationally renowned consulting firm in Seattle, Washington, The Ethical Consultant is a one-day retreat focused on building unique, firm-specific, team-based solutions for ethical discussion. Rather than provide outside ground rules imposed on an organizational culture, the course helps establish a vocabulary and an infrastructure for identifying, examining, and preventing moral conflicts commonly faced by consultants. A course for people who themselves must immerse themselves in multiple corporate environments not their own, The Ethical Consultant creates a bridge between the community of consultants that work for one firm and the individualized experiences consultants share with their clients. The Ethical Consultant is rooted in Aristotle's approach to function-based excellence and Adam Smith's focus on empathy. It brings the theoretical expertise of time-tested philosophy together with the real-world expertise that makes consulting a necessity in the modern corporate world.
"The consulting industry has a built-in potential conflict of interest; consultants are paid when the clients are happy. But sometimes doing our jobs well requires that we provide information that could potentially make our clients very unhappy, which can jeopardize their profits. We've all seen examples of consulting companies who make the wrong decisions when faced with this issue, and the subsequent disastrous results for both client and consultant.
Dr. Weinstein's class provides a powerful framework and tools that enable consultants to have a robust conversation about the ethics of a given situation, which I have found to be extremely useful time and again, and I believe this course should be required foundational training for all consultants."
- Bob Colleran, Founder, Alithi Management Consulting